Whether you're a native New Yorker or a tourist, riding your bike in Central Park or along the edge of Manhattan is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. A really unique time to ride your bike in the city is when Park Ave is closed for Summer Streets.
I have a bike, but honestly sometimes I'm intimidated to ride outside the parks :/ I'm happy though that steps are being taken to make NYC more bicycle-friendly: new bike lanes are being installed (one is going in now on 1st Ave in the Upper East Side) and there
Here are some great resources for NYC bicyclists:
NYC bike maps
A New Street Code for NYC Cyclists
Let's talk red nail polish. If I hadn't received Orly Haute Red as a gift from my dad, honestly I probably wouldn't have bought it. With so many crazy colors out there - duochromes, multichromes, holos - my eyes pass by the red cremes. But I would have seriously been missing out because Haute Red was love at first brush stroke. Haute Red has changed my opinion of red polish from "meh" to "YAY" :)
Over CND Sticky, Haute Red applied evenly and with impressive control. There is nothing runny about it - I might as well have been painting my nails with a permanent marker. Haute Red is also very pigmented. One coat was almost good enough, but I used two to cover up some faint visible nail line-age.
Haute Red has a dash of orange in it so I wanted to see how it compared to Essie Olé Caliente.
Olé Caliente is creamier and more coral than Haute Red. In the bright lighting above, the difference is subtle but if you saw this in person there's no way these colors could pass for dupes.
Here's a low light photo - while this photo won't win any awards, you can get a much better idea of how different these colors are ;)
I love that the permanent line of Orly polishes are sold in "mini" versions and can be purchased individually. OPI and Sephora by OPI also offer mini polishes, but they are sold in sets. Worth noting that at 5.4ml, the "mini" Orly polishes are less than a third the size of a "full sized" 18ml Orly polish. The price for the minis is between $3 -$4.
In New York City, Orly polish can be purchased at Bed Bath & Beyond, CVS, Manhattan Beauty Supply, and Ricky's.
Are you on team red nail polish? What red polish was it that won you over?